Thick bright cloud with a low pressure trough is generating showers, while the heaviest rain and thunderstorms remain offshore. Cloud with a trough over the far southwest is failing to produce any rain. Skies remain clear elsewhere under a high pressure ridge.
In December 2014 we upgraded our lightning network to the latest in sensor technology as used by the world's leading meteorological agencies. This has resulted in changes and improvements to the lightning data you will now see. The main changes are:
18:16 EST Heavy rain has stranded about 40 people at William Creek in the South Australian outback due to flooded roads and low cloud has grounded aircraft.